US rapper, Juice Wrld dies aged 21

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American rapper, Jarad Anthony Higgins, popularly known as Juice Wrld has died at the age of 21.

According to Chicago Police, the 21-year-old suffered a medical emergency at around 02:00 local time (08:00 GMT) and was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said the cause was unknown. However, celebrity news website, TMZ reports that the rapper died after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport on Sunday morning.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Chicago Sun Times there were “no signs of foul play” and it was unclear whether drugs played a role in his death.

Just last week Monday, the artist celebrated his 21st birthday. In a tweet, he described it as “one of his best” birthdays yet.

Juice Wrld was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1998, he was raised by a single mother described as a religious and conservative woman who forbade him from listening to hip hop.

He started his rap career in high school, using online music streaming platform SoundCloud to upload and promote his music.

Juice Wrld went on to release his debut full-length EP, 999, on the platform in 2017, garnering him attention from fellow Chicago-based artists such as G Herbo and Lil Bibby.

He was best-known for his viral 2018 hit Lucid Dreams.

 




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